In the province of Ontario, the Small Claims Court is a branch of the Superior Court of Justice. The jurisdiction of the Ontario Small Claims Court is limited to civil disputes of a monetary value of up to $25,000. Dubbed the “people’s court”, the Small Claims Court provides for a very time efficient and cost-effective way for Ontarians to be protected in matters that lead to civil disputes.
The Ontario Small Claims Court handles a variety of cases. Some examples of something that we can assist a client in the Small Claims Court:
- NSF cheques
- Unpaid accounts for goods or services rendered
- Unpaid rent
- Loan defaults
- Claims for damages to property
- Personal injury
- Breach of contract
It is very important that you abide by the deadlines to file the paperwork required for your Ontario Small Claims Court action. There is a fee associated with filing a defence or a motion, and our experienced legal professionals can guide you through this entire process which can be pretty cumbersome and tiring. Contact an experienced licenced Paralegal at Help4U to find out more about how we can help make your experience at Small Claims Court, easier.